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(class Reptilia)

A subclass of reptiles characterized by a skull that lacks apertures in the temple regions behind the eyes. The only living representatives are the turtles (Chelonia) but three other groups flourished in the late Palaeozoic, two of them surviving into the Triassic.

Anapsida

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Zoology and Animal Sciences.


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